Grandma's Fried Okra and Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

The cornmeal adds a nice texture to these. This dish doesn't last more than a few minutes at my house. It's great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash okra and cut off stem ends. Cut in about ½-inch pieces. Peel potatoes and chop into ½-inch dice. Put okra and potatoes in large bowl. Add chopped onion to mixture. Sprinkle cornmeal, salt and pepper over mixture. Stir until cornmeal is evenly distributed throughout mixture.
  2. Heat drippings or oil in large skillet over medium heat (oil should be hot, but not smoking hot). Carefully spoon okra/potato mixture into hot oil. Fry, turning mixture occasionally, until potatoes are done and mixture is nicely browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Makes enough for 4 or 5 hungry people.


Most Helpful

One of my all time favorite ways of cooking okra. I end up cooking the dish for 25-30 minutes, 10-12 is just not enough time for the potatoes to cook.

Judy M. September 26, 2015

This is like a visit to grandma's house in the summer. The cornmeal adds a light crispness, not really a crust. Perfect! I did stir after adding the s&p to flavor all of the veggies before adding the cornmeal. I also confess to using olive oil. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Susie D July 21, 2006

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